What Causes Feeling Detached From Reality?
Feeling detached from reality can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose feeling detached from reality, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "feeling detached from reality" as a symptom. For example, paranoia.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
poor ability to relax
very angry/hostile disposition
moderate tolerance of other people
a suspicious nature
being an unsocial person
schizophrenia in family members
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of feeling detached from reality.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Mind Health
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about sense of reality:
Sense of reality. Do you tend to see things as they really are, or as you wish them to be? For example: When you say you can do something, can you really do it, or is it often an exaggeration?
→ Always very firmly grounded in day-to-day reality
→ Average - realistic, occasional flights of fancy
→ Frequent detachment from reality, wishful thinking
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either being grounded in reality or being detached from reality, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Paranoia/Paranoid Personality Disorder
. Being detached can be a symptom of paranoid personality disorder.
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